You’ve got two on-water options for navigating the Dubai Creek: wooden boats known as abras, or the more formal waterbus service. At just Dh1 (about 50 Australian cents) a trip, abras are cheap and novel.
Modern, well-maintained roads and affordable petrol make car rental a viable option in Dubai.
Dubai’s metro opened just five years ago and has been the city’s primary means of public transport ever since. Two lines – red and green – service nearly 50 stations, all of which are air-conditioned, comfortable and equipped with steady Wi-Fi. Prepaid “Nol” cards can be used for travel on buses, trains, trams and waterbuses.
Dubai’s taxis are generally comfortable and safe, and always metered. Fares are standard across all companies, so hop in the first one you can – competition can be fierce.